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    • CommentAuthorPoppie007
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2016
    Hi, I can sympathise I am in much the same boat.

    I am Gluten, Dairy, Sulfite, and Salicylate intolerant with MCS(Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) with extreme problems with perfumes/household chemicals and multiple food allergies too. I was recently advised to go Vegan, which I have done and it has helped me with my Ulcerative Colitis, that being said, I can hardly eat anything. I am seeing a holistic doctor in a couple of weeks as I have read some interesting information on NAET treatment and so I am going to give that a shot. I ache everywhere which I believe is directly related to Salicylate intolerance, no idea really, but I am determined to get better!!
    • CommentAuthorKarenH
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2016 edited
    Hi-I'm new to the forum.

    I'm a mid 40s woman in Canada, and was diagnosed with salicylate sensitivity in my 30s. There was no information back then really so I kind of ignored the doctor. Went through allergy shots (for my EVIL pollen allergies), which were a huge help and I actually didn't react to the fresh fruit as much. In the midst of that my son had huge reactions to food dyes and additives, so I began cooking everything from scratch and really watching our diets. Then after a period of massive, prolonged stress (family deaths, illness, moving, job changes) I started eating nuts and the fruits again. Partly because I wasn't reacting much anymore, and my son moved out so I thought I could let up on the avoidance a little. I bought a bit more processed food and made things he couldn't eat.

    I've been sick repeatedly ever since. Mostly sinus infections and colds, along with crushing fatigue. I'm always congested. At first I thought it was because we moved and my shots had worn off, but then I remembered the salicylate diagnosis after I had breathing symptoms from drinking red wine.

    Anything heavily scented (air fresheners, candles, detergents) bring on coughing and wheezing, strong perfumes trigger migraines. My entire family uses unscented, additive free products. I'm going back to the allergist sometime soon but have gone back to watching what I eat. Fortunately I'm not nearly as sensitive as some here-spices aren't an issue, as far as I can tell.

    So far, what I react to is mostly fruit (apples, peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums, apricots, kiwi) and nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts), red wine, and any strong chemical scents or detergents. I usually get an itchy mouth/throat, congestion, sneezing, runny nose, wheezing, breathing issues and sometimes a migraine. I love to cook so I make most of my food from scratch anyhow, so that helps a lot. I have reacted very badly to 3 different antibiotics and Reactaine (an antihistimine) doesn't appear to work anymore.
    • CommentAuthorMarja E
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2016

    I'm 37 years old now. I've had worsening hyperacusis, for the past 4 years, and vertigo/disorientation after being hit by flashing/strobing lights, as well as nerve pain and post-exertional migraines. I've been cutting back on salicylates, because they can aggravate hyperacusis. Even so, I get hit with too much noise/pain too often, I have to wear ear protection to go outside, and I have to avoid busy intersections to cross the street. I'd had atypical senses to begin with. I've also had asthma all my life. I spent years using tea and baking soda along with my inhalers to get through my attacks. I haven't been able to quit the tea, though I've quit chai and cut back. I've also had polyuria for 24 years, which might affect my ability to get salicylates out of my system.